The available database comprises research projects in Fisheries, Aquaculture, Seafood Processing and Marine Biotechnology active in the time period 2003-2022.
BlueBio is an ERA-NET COFUND created to directly identify new and improve existing ways of bringing bio-based products and services to the market and find new ways of creating value from in the blue bioeconomy.

More information on the BlueBio project and participating funding organizations is available on the BlueBio website:

Last Update: 2019/11/26

Ecosystem Approach to making Space for Aquaculture
Kenneth Black
SAMS - Scottish Association for Marine Science; Scottish Marine Institute (United Kingdom)
AFBI - Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (United Kingdom)AZTI - AZTI-Tecnalia (Spain)BHG - BIHARUGRAI HALGAZDASAG KFT BIHARUGRAI HALGAZDASAG KFT (Hungary)NA - BLUEFARM SRL (Italy)CMR - Christian Michelsen Research AS (Norway)FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Italy)Ifremer - French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (France)IMR - Institute of Marine Research (Norway)JHI - James Hutton Institute (United Kingdom)LLE - Longline Environment Ltd (United Kingdom)MSS - Marine Scotland (United Kingdom)NARIC - National Agricultural Research and Innovation Center (Hungary)SGM - Sagremarisco-Viveiros de Marisco Lda (Portugal)CSIC-IMEDEA - Spanish National Research Council; Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (Spain)vTI SF - Thunen Institute; Institute of Sea Fisheries (Germany)UCC - University College Cork (Ireland)UoC - University of Crete (Greece)
€ 3,625,581.25
The AquaSpace project has the goal of providing increased space for aquaculture to allow increased production. Following the call, we will achieve this by identifying the key constraints experienced by aquaculture development in a wide range of contexts and aquaculture types, taking into account all relevant factors and advised by a Reference User Group. We will then map these constraints against a wide variety of tools/methods that have already been developed in national and EU projects for spatial planning purposes, including some that have been designed specifically for aquaculture. In the freshwater sector only, we will also consider ecosystem services provided by aquaculture that are relevant to integrated catchment planning and management. At 16 case study sites having a variety of scales, aquaculture at different trophic levels with different environmental interactions and most importantly with a range of key space-related development constraints as defined by local stakeholders, we will assess appropriate tools using a common process so as to facilitate synthesis and comparison. This case study approach will generate a large amount of information and is allocated about a third of the project’s resources. The project will develop the outcomes leading to a set of evaluated tools for facilitating the aquaculture planning process by overcoming present constraints. This information will be presented on an interactive web-based platform with tailored entry points for specific user types (e.g. planners, farmers, public) to enable them to navigate to the tools most appropriate to their application. The knowledge and information gained during this process will be developed into an on-line module at Masters Level which will also be developed into a short CPD course aimed at aquaculture planning professionals. The public will be engaged by an innovative school video competition and a vehicle to ensure project legacy will be established.
Spatial planning; Aquaculture development;
Irish Sea (27.VIIa) Portuguese Waters (27.IXa,27.IXb) Bay of Biscay Central (27.VIIIb) Bay of Biscay Southern (27.VIIIc) Northwest Coast of Scotland and North Ireland (27.VIa) Northern Adriatic (GSA 17) Southern North Sea (27.IVc)
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